Financial Cents: Posts About Saving

Save Money by “Growing Green!”

Think eating healthy is too expensive for you? It doesn't have to be! With a simple in-home garden, you can grow your own veggies and herbs. Eat better, save money, feel great! Here's how to get started.

Posted on: March 17, 2017


OppLoans Money Smarts Cash Giveaway!

What's your favorite money-saving tip? Do you hide your credit cards from yourself? Do you buy your designer clothes used on the internet? Did you cut cable and start borrowing DVDs from the library? Whatever your favorite way to save is, let us know and you could win a $100 with the OppLoans Money Smarts Cash Giveaway. Enter today!

Posted on: March 07, 2017


8 Great Deal Sites to Save You Money Today

Ah, February... The holidays may be over, the weather may be cold, your heating bills may be high, but... but... come on, there's gotta be something to love about February! No? Well, why not create a little happiness for yourself by scoring some deals on shopping, tickets or travel?

Posted on: February 10, 2017


20 Affordable Valentine’s Day Gifts

Going out on Valentine's Day is expensive. And that's before you even get to the gift giving. Save yourself some financial heartache this Valentine's Day and go with a wallet-friendly gift for your loved one!

Posted on: February 01, 2017


Managing Money and Relationships with Jessica Moorhouse

Can financial responsibility be romantic? Well, it's certainly better than debt. Financial expert Jessica Moorhouse breaks down the best way for couples to manage money together!

Posted on: January 18, 2017


5 Tips for Smarter Shopping for an Alternative Energy Supplier

Are you feeling the freeze of winter? Or the sticker shock of your home energy bills? Alternative energy companies promise lower rates and while sometimes they deliver, there are also scammers out there looking to lock you into deceptive contracts. This winter, keep your home warm and your finances safe by following these tips from OppLoans!

Posted on: January 18, 2017


Ready, Set, Deduct! How to Prepare for Tax Season 2017.

We get it. You'd rather do literally anything else instead of your taxes. But this year, use these expert tips, get a head start, and you'll have a nice hefty refund check in no time! It's easier than you think and we're here to help. Refund, here we come!

Posted on: January 13, 2017


9 Cheap Ways to Lower Your Winter Energy Bill!

Keeping your home (and yourself) warm all winter can be costly. Check out these easy DIY tips to winterize your home for less this winter!

Posted on: January 12, 2017


How to BEAST the After-Christmas Sales

You did it! You survived the Christmas shopping, cooking, celebrating, and gift giving. But there's one last step between now and the new year: Taking advantage of post-holiday sales! Check out the OppLoans guide to getting what you need (and some of what you want) at the deepest discounts available all year!

Posted on: December 27, 2016


Cheapskate, Episode 1: Chriskindlmarket

"Cheapskate!" the new web series from OppLoans aims to find out just how far you can get with only ten bucks! In this episode, we go to the Chicago Christmas market!

Posted on: December 23, 2016